Attack Of The Crab Monsters [DVD] 
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Roger Corman directs this cult sci-fi horror. Following the mysterious disappearance of a scientific expedition party from a small Pacific island recently used for an A-bomb test, Professor Weigand (Leslie Bradley) and his team arrive to search for them. They are soon being picked off one by one by a terrifying army of intelligent, brain-eating, giant crabs mutated from the nuclear tests.
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If you only ever see one, true, B- movie, this should be it. Corman's 60 minute masterpiece!
Set in the Pacific, a group of intrepid scientists and sailors go in search of a previous party that has disappeared.
They discover that radiation from atomic tests has caused the mutation of crabs into "crab monsters"! These are made of unconnected atoms, apparently, ("like a liquid"), can walk forwards and, key, can absorb the knowledge of a human brain when ingested and then communicate using the deceased's voice, through telepathy (I think). What is more, they plan to sink the island under the sea........from where to plot the demise of man......(or something).
Luring their latest victims to their demise by using the voices of those already dead, Dr James Carson (Richard Cutting) and Jules Deveroux (Mel Welles, doing a French accent!) get themselves absorbed by the crafty crustaceans.
That just leaves four to save the day. Quite what accent Lesley Bradley is doing as scientist Dr Karl Weigand is anybody's guess and a couple of times, he seems to forget himself, however, because Corman never really did believe in retakes, these gems are left in. He has some fantastic lines; "it's no good Dale, the bullets pass right through it, just like x-ray" and when deciding to go underground into the deadly crab-infested caves to seek the source of oil (don't ask!); "The crab is like a little snake, it can be heard long before it is seen". Unfortunately, the good doctor comes a-cropper at the hands of his own machine that has " a beam of positive energy" which is intended to zap the crabs.Read more ›
This is truly a Roger Corman movie. Russell Johnson makes a habit of being stranded on islands (the Professor in "Gilligan's Island) and the monsters are quite cute. I wonder if the crab monsters prefer Alaskan Kings and that is why Alaska only has governors. They have a strange diet of brains and radio tubes. The consumed people, become part of the crab, like what happened with the plant in "Little Shop of Horrors"
If you really like atomic bugs, then after this watch "Them!" (1954).
Them! ~ James Whitmore
A research group land on an remote island but unlucky for them the island is swarming with giant mutated crabs, Aaahhhhh. Pamela Duncan faints, makes and drinks coffee throughout the hour long running time, while the men ham it up. The giant crabs can speak too- well they have the souls of the victims they have just killed. Swallow that! DVD cover unfortunately doesn't materialize. It's a good B movie if you like these- but certainly not the best of the bunch from around this time. Funny to think Corman was only a few years away from his epic partnership with Vincent Price.
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I somewhat reluctantly admit that I was entertained by this movie, "Attack by the Crab Monsters". It's not that bad, if you keep in mind that it was made by B-film guru Roger... Read morePublished on 22 Sept. 2013 by Ashtar Command
I don't know why but i love these old Crap B Movies, they bring just so much Joy to me!!! They are nearly always painfully Naff, with some of the worst Acting, Plots, Effects,... Read morePublished on 4 May 2013 by Darren